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#26 ianjonescl

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 12:39 PM

I have edited some of the typo's [dates mainly] but can't access 15 and 18 or the heading 'Development of Meteorology'.


1915 is Work In Progress

1918 is a To Do

You should be able to access 'Development of Meteorology'

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 12:42 PM

... but not the title unfortunately

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 12:47 PM

... but not the title unfortunately



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Are you trying to edit the title ?

If so click on more tools at the top of the page and there is a drop down list which has "Rename Page"

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 12:52 PM

Ian, you have no idea how much that pleases me. Thank you

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:58 PM

1915 Complete

1918 In Progress

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:34 AM

1918 now completed

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:01 PM

Ian, you're doing a great job. Many thanks.

I would be interested to hear any criticisms from pals. If you think it's the best thing since sliced bread, or a complete waste of time, let us know. I will keep a note of weather, wherever I find it, so can keep adding it, if you think it's worthwhile. The site does seem a bit sluggish, but what can we expect for free?

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:31 PM

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The password verifcation is 'irksome'!!!! - not sure of Mike can swithch it off.


Hi Ian. I probably can switch this off, but thought it might ward off those who might want to post rubbish. If you tick the 'Remember' box each time you log on, it saves having to enter name every time?

Do you reckon, better without it?

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Edit: Ian yout in box is full.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

The site is a bit Slow a solution is apparently being sought by wetpaint.

Discussion in 'Live Chat' on Tuesday 10 January, 9-10pm UK time, to air thoughts, and get some feedback. Be there, the weather will be lovely.

Cheers Mike

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:57 PM

Tried pm'ing you Mike, but still having trouble opening link. Someone's spaming there with offers on a mobile phone.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:15 PM

Tried pm'ing you Mike, but still having trouble opening link. Someone's spaming there with offers on a mobile phone.


Hi Geraint. Sorry it's a bit slow at times. It's free, so I suppose we can't expect too much. Early morning seems best, or late er in evening.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:20 PM

Ian, you're doing a great job. Many thanks.

I would be interested to hear any criticisms from pals. If you think it's the best thing since sliced bread, or a complete waste of time, let us know. I will keep a note of weather, wherever I find it, so can keep adding it, if you think it's worthwhile. The site does seem a bit sluggish, but what can we expect for free?

Cheers Mike



Well for whatever my opinion is worth, I think its a great idea and really hope to see it grow. Early 1917 is of particular interest to me obviously :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:58 AM

Well for whatever my opinion is worth, I think its a great idea and really hope to see it grow. Early 1917 is of particular interest to me obviously :thumbsup:


Many thanks Alex. Appreciate the support. Hopefully it will grow, and be useful. Also appreciate any constructive criticism, on forum, or by pm. All I am interested in, is to make the information available, accurately, and by the best means possible.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:20 PM

Great idea. I'm am adding weather conditions to my transcribed war diaries of the 19th London Regt which I have put into an Access database. The McCarthy books referred to above are useful for when the battalion was involved in those actions. I have also seen some comment on a daily basis on the 47th Div war diary.

Is it worth having separate columns for the numeric data i.e. temperature and rainfall? The McCarthy books give these as degrees F and mm respectively so I have separate fields for these in my database as well as a text field for the description.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:18 PM

Great idea.


Thanks Charles.

" Is it worth having separate columns for the numeric data i.e. temperature and rainfall? "

It could well be. Member ianjonescl deserves most of the Credit, he has done most of the work. I had the idea, and have added some data. The software as you may have noticed, is not brilliant, but not bad for free. There may be issues with adding too many columns, but certainly temperature where avaiable, would be extremely useful. I will have a word with Ian, I'm sure F & C won't take up too much space.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:37 PM

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We will need to edit each page so could take some time. i will try to add some columns on a test page and see what happens...sometimes the unexpected !!!!!



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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:55 AM

Tried adding columns which was fine, however, although the test page looks OK it requires re sizing columns and believe it or not can age ages particularly if the system is slow. At that point I usually disappear to the Black Bull.

We may have to live with what we have and put the temperatures into the notes column.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:11 AM

Part 1

Home-Navigate to Western Front Click
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Click on 1914 (for example)

Click on August (for example)

Click on "Easy Edit"
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Click in "Weather" box
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:15 AM

Part 2

Type data in box
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Click "SAVE" in "Easy Edit Toolbar"

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Optional to add description of your edit(eg-added weather info and corrected a previous spelling mistake) , if you don't want to add information Click "Skip Edit Note" and the data you have added will be saved to that Day/Month Year.

Data when entered should something like this

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Hope that makes sense

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:41 AM

Just found this website: http://www.oldweather.org/.

Looks useful.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:45 AM

Thanks Jim, that does look interesting. There may even be one out there better than ours who knows? :D

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:55 AM

Since it's taking data from RN ships it might have less application regarding the Somme than your work, Mike! Unless, of course, the RND has been listed - not seen it yet though!

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:42 PM

Since it's taking data from RN ships it might have less application regarding the Somme than your work, Mike! Unless, of course, the RND has been listed - not seen it yet though!


No RND yet Jim, but anyone can add it, if they have the data.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:29 PM

To add information to an existing entry

Click on Easy Edit
Left click in box
Add line------------------------------ under existing entry, for full length of box-Press Enter this will enable you to write data under the line
ADD NEW DATA
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Click in Source box, draw line under existing entry-Press Enter this will enable you to write data under the line
ADD NEW DATA
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:01 PM

RE-THINK ON HOW BEST TO INPUT DATA

Part 1

Navigate to page-August 1914 (for example)

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Left Click on EasyEdit-(EasyEdit Toolbar appears)

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Left Click in "Day" box at last letter in Saturday/Sunday etc, then press Enter (this will page downwards, allowing you to enter text below the day, add Morning

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